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Boulder County schedules listening session on STR regulations

Public can give feedback as part of two-year review process
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The public is invited to give feedback for the two-year review of Boulder County’s short-term rental regulations.

The community planning and permitting department is hosting an information and listening session for the two-year review of the county’s short-term and vacation rental land use code regulations, licensing and enforcement process. After providing information and a timeline for the two-year review, staff will hold listening sessions to hear from members of the public.

The virtual meeting will be held 5-8 p.m. Dec. 12 via Zoom and registration is required at

Boulder County’s short-term and vacation rental regulations apply to the unincorporated areas of Boulder County, not cities and towns.

The county updated Land Use code regulations related to short-term rentals in 2021, which went into effect Feb. 7, 2021. Licensing for short-term rentals began March 1 and compliance and outreach began in March of this year.

The amendment required it be reviewed within two years of adoption but no sooner than one year following full implementation. The review for the changes was initiated in August, with staff presenting an initial review of land use applications for short term rentals to the planning commission in October.

Boulder County staff plans to continue collecting information throughout the remainder of the year. The county commissioners will hold a public hearing on the two-year review on Jan. 17 and determine whether any changes are needed.

Any action beyond the report to the board would be based on direction given to staff by the commissioners at that time.